Posted to MedZilla HealthCare on 10/23/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Staff Engineer, Device Development R0003413-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Staff Engineer, Device Development in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Staff Engineer working on the Device Development team, you will be empowered to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and influence multiple areas of the device development process.


  • Manage the design and development of medical devices and combination products for Takeda pipeline.
  • Work with cross functional stakeholders to determine device requirements and oversee design, testing, and manufacturing of devices and combination products at external partners.
  • Lead teams to evaluate and select appropriate device technologies for Takeda s pipeline assets
  • Build and maintain relationships with key vendors and assists with technical aspects of vendor negotiations
  • Represent device development function at CMC and other cross functional teams and plans resources to execute specific project tasks.
  • Plans and implements resolutions to technical problems/issues
  • Monitor device competitive landscape and update development plans accordingly
  • Provide input on device packaging, labeling, and instructions for use
  • Manage preparation of device for human factors and market research studies
  • Oversee the GMP production of clinical devices at external partners


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related fields:
    • BS/BA Degree with 8+ years relevant industry experience
    • MS/MA Degree with 6+ years relevant industry experience
    • PhD with 1+ relevant industry experience
  • Experience in developing combination drug delivery devices under Design Control (21CFR820) and ISO 14791 requirements
  • Experience with human factor studies
  • Experience managing external design, development and cGMP manufacturing partners
  • Strong technical leadership and communications skills


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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